African and Afro-American Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies, Brandeis University

Position ID:Brandeis-AAASWGS-ASST [#3100]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Women's and Gender Studies and African and Afro-American Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
African Diasporas
Appl Deadline:2013/11/01 finished (posted 2013/09/05, finished 2015/12/04, listed until 2014/03/05)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Brandeis University seeks applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor to be jointly appointed in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies (AAAS) and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program (WGS). The successful candidate will begin her or his term in the Fall of 2014.

We seek candidates whose scholarship addresses issues of race, gender, class and sexuality in relation to people and/or cultures of African descent. While discipline and specialization are open, we strongly encourage candidates with expertise in the social sciences or the creative arts. Candidates should demonstrate a developed research agenda, a promising record of publication, and excellent teaching performance.

This search is part of an exciting new cluster hire initiative in African Diaspora Studies at Brandeis University. This effort aims to broaden and strengthen the existing intellectual community of scholars at Brandeis engaged in the study of people of African descent. We anticipate this initiative resulting in the hiring of 4-5 new faculty members in various related fields over the next three years.

The full-time position carries a 2-2 teaching load, with the successful candidate teaching introductory and advanced courses in both WGS and AAAS. Service responsibilities will be shared equally between AAAS and WGS. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the core mission and institutional developments of both AAAS and WGS. Ph.D. must be in hand by the start of the appointment.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, an article or chapter length writing sample, and three letters of reference on AcademicJobsOnline at Questions about the position can be directed to: Wendy Cadge, Chair, Women’s and Gender Studies Program ( and Chad Williams, Chair, African and Afro-American Studies Department ( Brandeis is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Attn: Shannon Hunt
Women's and Gender Studies Program - MS 082
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

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